Saint Claude Pipe

If talking about tobacco pipe there are an old history about Saint Claude Pipe, the earlier famous pipes from France.

That’s an extensive selection of Briar wood pipe made by both individual craftsman and corporate brands such as Butz-Choquin, Chacom, Denicotea, Jeantet and Ropp, etc.

Saint Claude Pipe

Saint Claude Pipe are has a long time reputation about the quality, shape, and colors, crafted carefully to get a best products because those pipe produced in the area of Saint-Claude, France.

Saint-Claude said as the global capital of tobacco pipe, located in the South of the Jura department, in the hearth of the Jura Mountains, founded in the bottom, of a valley at the confluence of the Bienne and Tacon rivers.

Saint Claude City

Near Switzerland, 60 km from Geneva and 57 km from Lons-le-Saunier.  Inhabitants Saint-Claude known as sanclaudiens or in France is sanclaudiennes that today considered the global capital of pipes.

This small town became popular because that is many pipe craftsmen with worldwide reputation working here up today.

Saint Claude Pipes

Saint Claude Pipe, The Art of France Tobacco Pipe

During 19th century, smoking pipe from Saint-Claude underwent profound change.  Boxwood had been the wood used to make the pipes until then, but it produced a bitter taste when smoked.

Around 1855, a businessman passing through Saint-Claude presented a Saint-Claude wood turner with a tobacco pipe. The bowl of which did not burn, carved from a heavy wood in dark shades.

That is the first time pipe made by Briar wood. Briar wood pipe is highly resistant to heat and fire, giving the smoker the greatest possible pleasure from the plumes of tobacco smoke.

Since then, the craftsman prefers to use Briar wood instead of boxwood.

Chacom Saint Claude Pipe
Chacom Saint Claude 185 Smooth Tobacco Pipe

Saint Claude Pipe Good Achievement

In 1966, Saint-Claude achieved greater renown among the pipe-smoking community with the establishment of the Confrérie des Maîtres-Pipiers de Saint-Claude (The Brotherhood of Master Pipe-Makers in Saint-Claude, set up under the 1901 law) by Edgar Faure.

The Confrérie, “the Ambassador for the important Saint-Claude tobacco pipe industry”, promotes the expertise of the master pipe-makers and selects “France’s Premier Pipe Smoker” every year.

Edgar Faure was himself made Premier Pipe-Smoker of the Year, followed other famous French personalities like Jean Richard, Nino Ferrer, Michael Drucker, and more.

For every person chosen, Paul Lanier (awarded the prestigious meilleur ouvrier de France title in 1991).

Crafting pipe includes a portrait of the inductee, thus perpetuating the tradition of the sculpture briar pipe.

So far, the traditional design from Saint-Claude are still favorite pipe for some pipe smokers around the world, not only just because the name or brands, but because of the real quality.  Here is an example of classic prime quality tobacco pipes from EoLE.

Long natural Panache Eole pipe

This is one of the classic natural tobacco pipes from Eole of Saint-Claude craftsman.  Made used a selected briar wood with a long bent stem rubber.  The shape is very elegance and beautiful smooth finishing. This pipe is sold with a fabric pouch and a cardboard box.

Pipe description:

  • Brand: Eole of Saint-Claude
  • Shape: Long natural pipe
  • Length: 152 mm
  • Height of bowl: 41 mm
  • Bowl inner diameter: 16 mm
  • Bowl depth: 34 mm
  • Bowl material: Briar wood
  • Stem Material: Rubber
  • Filter: Metallic system
  • Finishing: Smooth natural
  • Weight: 24 grams
  • Country of origin: France


Eole Neptune n°5 pipe

Natural pipes are made of briar wood which is left natural. The wood is only polished and offers a nice and pleasant silky touch. This is an elegance bent shape with the prime quality offer by Eole.

Pipe Description:

  • Brand: Eole of Saint-Claude
  • Shape: Neptune no.5
  • Length: 165 mm
  • Height of bowl: 60 mm
  • Bowl inner diameter: 23 mm
  • Bowl depth: 49 mm
  • Bowl material: Briar wood
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: Metallic system
  • Finishing: Smooth natural
  • Weight: 102 grams
  • Country of origin: France


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